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A Women’s Mental Health Support Group: Going Beyond and Changing the Society for The Better

Depression has been regarded by the UN World Health Organization as the three major diseases of the new century. According to the UN World Health Organization, there are at least about 50 million people with depression in Asia and their numbers are on the rise. By 2020, depression and heart disease will have become the... Continue Reading →

Earthquake Survival Guide

Compiled by Tobie Openshaw topenshaw@hotmail.com   Looking back at the last 20-odd years of earthquakes and disasters in Taiwan and elsewhere in the region, one can learn a few lessons and prepare some necessities to ensure that you can survive similar scenarios to what we have seen play out here.     Disaster  scenarios  1.... Continue Reading →

Don’t let “On Happiness Road” be the last animated film made in Taiwan!

by: Jean-Jacques Chen Animation, and Taiwan. Two words that seemingly don’t mesh automatically in the same sentence in most people’s minds. And most people would be wrong ! Taiwan has actually got quite a long story in the worldwide animation industry. Ever seen those little indie animated movies called Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Lion King and Mulan,... Continue Reading →

W.A.R.M.: Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues, a women’s support group in Taipei

Depression has been regarded by the UN World Health Organization as one of the three major diseases of the new century. It lines up with cancer and AIDS to devour the people's physical and mental health. According to the UN World Health Organization, there are currently between 200 and 400 million people in the world... Continue Reading →

A review of the WeMo electric scooter sharing app and how it works

WeMo electric scooters This week I finally tried the WeMo electric scooter service for the first time. WeMo is a stationless rental scooter, it is basically the "oBike" concept applied for electric scooters. You need a scooter? You find one nearby on the map, take it, ride where you want and leave the scooter on... Continue Reading →

CÁCH XUẤT CẢNH CHO NGƯỜI LAO ĐỘNG “CHUI” Ở ĐÀI LOAN

  Phải làm gì khi bạn làm việc “chui” ở Đài Loan nhưng có ý định quay về Việt Nam ?   Người lao động ở lại quá thời hạn và làm việc bất hợp pháp (BHP) muốn xin rời khỏi Đài Loan trước tiên cần phải ra “ đầu thú”. Người lao động BHP... Continue Reading →

How to leave Taiwan if you overstayed (For Foreign Workers)

What to do when you have overstayed and worked in Taiwan illegally, but have decided to leave the island? If you want to self-repatriate you will have to approach authorities and start the “Surrender Process”. This procedure is done in a humane way and since you are approaching the authorities yourself you won’t be detained.... Continue Reading →

TẠI SAO NGƯỜI VIỆT NAM ĐI ĐÀI LOAN ?

Đến Đài Loan, bạn sẽ dễ dàng tìm thấy một cộng đồng người Việt hiện đang sinh sống và làm việc tại đây. Theo thống kê , hiện nay có khoảng 170.000 người lao động Việt Nam (theo vieclamdailoan.vn) và khoảng 4000 du học sinh sang học ĐH tại Đài Loan. Qua số liệu trên,... Continue Reading →

South Bound Policy and Changes for Overseas Workers

The current government is taking its “Southbound Policy” seriously and overseas workers are benefiting from it already. The “Southbound Policy” itself aims at strengthening ties with ASEAN countries, which is becoming very handy in many societal and economical aspects of cooperation between Taiwan and countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia or Indonesia. On August... Continue Reading →

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